Sunday, July 5, 2015

"Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America"

From Fantagraphics.


Harvey Kurtzman created MAD, and MAD revolutionized humor in America. Kurtzman's groundwork as the original editor, artist, and sole writer of MAD provided the foundation for one of the greatest publishing successes of the 20th century. But how did Kurtzman invent MAD, and why did he leave it shortly after it burst nova-like onto the American scene?

Friday, July 3, 2015

WARNING: Graphic Content

On Amazon.


Have your IDs ready and your intolerance for incendiary pictures and controversial ideas checked at the door for it’s time to step into the head of the unabashedly liberal, award-winning cartoonist and writer Dwayne Booth (aka “Mr. Fish”), where inflammatory ideas meet deep insights and something like inspiring woe, discouraging indifference and gleeful nihilism are born!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Englehart Cartoon Plagiarized

From Bob Englehart's Facebook page.

Many of you have seen this cartoon circulating around the Internet. Somebody took my cartoon "Going...Going...Gone!," stripped off my caption and my name and altered it. This is in complete violation of copyright law and respect for an artist's work. In the spirit of new beginnings, I won't call whoever did this any names or what they might do with themselves. Use your imagination. This appeared on the Southern Poverty Law Center website. If they are lawyers, they're not very good ones. They certainly don't know, or care, about copyright law.

Bob Englehart
Editorial Cartoonist
The Hartford Courant

The "Going...Going...Gone!" cartoon:

Friday, June 26, 2015

Maine Governor Jokes About Shooting Newspaper Cartoonist

From The Huffington Post.

George Danby, The Bangor Daily News


WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said Wednesday that he'd like to shoot the cartoonist for the Bangor Daily News, a joke that fell flat in light of the January shooting that killed five Charlie Hebdo cartoonists in France.

LePage made his comments about cartoonist George Danby on Wednesday in front of a group of teenagers attending Dirigo Boys State, a youth leadership program held in Waterville, Maine. Danby's son, Nick, was in attendance and asked the governor a question.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Note on Recently Auctioned Calvin & Hobbes Artwork

From The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum blog.


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Thanks to some dear friends and fans of The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, it has come to our attention that there were recently three “original” Calvin & Hobbes comic strips listed for sale on eBay.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Return of Cartoonist Jules Feiffer

From The Wall Street Journal.


Jules Feiffer, 86, won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1986 and is author of more than 35 books, plays and screenplays, including “Backing Into Forward: A Memoir.” His first graphic novel is “Kill My Mother” (Liveright, 2014). He spoke with Marc Myers.